The Obelisk Presents: King Dead, King Buffalo and Dead Men at The Living Room, Stroudsberg, PA, 04.16.16

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I said last month that I wanted to start presenting more shows this year, and on April 16, I’m glad to say The Obelisk will present the record release gig for King Dead‘s debut album, Woe and Judgment (review here). Initially released digitally last fall, the atmospheric sludgers’ first outing is being pressed to vinyl supported by funds from preorders, and to mark the occasion of its impending arrival, King Dead will be joined at The Living Room in Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania, by upstate New York heavy psych rockers King Buffalo and hometown newcomers Dead Men.

King Dead‘s lurching malevolence is writ large over the three-song Woe and Judgment, evocative in its instrumental lurch and consuming in its tones. I can speak to experience on having seen them share the stage with Rochester’s King Buffalo at The Living Room, and they made a fitting one-two. King Buffalo head to PA in advance of the arrival of their own debut LP, Orion, which was being mastered as of last week and is likely done by now or close to it. Of course, they’ll also be playing The Obelisk All-Dayer in August, and if you want to consider their live show doubly endorsed by me, that’s certainly cool on my end.

Opening for the two kingly acts will be Dead Men, a trio who released their first demo track in December in a song called “Unclear.” Heavy punk has a hold in their style, but their tones are more weighted and should lead well into King Buffalo‘s classic, somewhat more pastoral style en route to King Dead‘s bleaker spaciousness. Nothing like a night that flows well, and I hear King Dead have been working on new material and in fact may or may not have started recording a follow-up for Woe and Judgment by the time the show comes around, so all the better. Bottom line is I’m thrilled to be able to highlight this one, and hope that if you’re in the area on April 16 you’ll be able to make it out:

The Obelisk Presents:
King Dead Record Release
w/ King Buffalo & Dead Men
April 16, 2016
The Living Room
Stroudsberg, PA

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